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Programmer / Analyst III


SALARY: $6,265 – $7,560/month






The City of Fresno is currently recruiting for a dynamic and highly skilled Programmer/Analyst III. Incumbents provide professional Information Technology services through research, analysis, design, development, implementation, training, support, and maintenance.


The current vacancy exists in the Information Services Division; however, Programmer/Analyst III positions are utilized in various city departments. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City’s discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three months.



The following applies to applicants who apply on or after 10/14/2021: As required by Emergency Order 2021-02, section 7.8, newly hired City employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the City. The City will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

UNIT 3 Classification – The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)


3% salary increase, effective June 20, 2022

3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023


RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. They City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Increase your retirement savings with The City’s 457 plan.

VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.

SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.

HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.


Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

Policies and MOU’s



These are entrance requirements to the following examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify.


TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have: 


One (1) year of experience equivalent to that of a Programmer/Analyst II with the City of Fresno; OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in computer applications and systems, decision science, information management, industrial technology, geography, planning, civil engineering or related field, and three years of experience which included the preparation of business, Internet or GIS programming and analysis.


Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.



Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver’s License may be required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and current copy of their driving record.   


Recruitment may be limited to a specific area of expertise as required by operational needs. The specific areas of expertise are listed below:


1. Business Application Systems

2. Geographic Information Systems

3. Internet/Intranet


Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno. Selected incumbent(s) will be required to successfully complete a polygraph test and an extensive background investigation prior to appointment.



The selection process may consist of the following: 


APPLICATION REVIEW – Qualifying Only: Applications submitted will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited to the oral examination. The selection will be based upon those applications which demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.


ORAL EXAMINATION – 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate each candidate’s training, experience and personal traits for the position. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.



Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.

Candidates applying for veteran’s preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran’s preference credit is requested.



The City of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination. 



APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view “Instruction Guide” on the City’s website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant’s responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant’s responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the “junk mail” or “spam” folders. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check these folders.